Aldi customers can expect to use their shopping cart quarters at a new Murfreesboro location later this year.
The discount supermarket is expected to open its third Murfreesboro store – and fourth in Rutherford County – in November near Highway 231 and Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
There is also an Aldi location in Smyrna.
The new Aldi will be constructed within an under-construction 24-acre retail development space to be called “The Marketplace at Savannah Ridge.” The new shopping center is approximately 10 minutes away from the Middle Tennessee Boulevard Kroger that closed its doors to grocery shoppers in March.
Baker Storey McDonald Properties, a Nashville-based real estate agency, purchased the land for retail destination in 2008, according to a news release.
The multi-phase construction project kicked off April 19. Phase I will include the construction of the Aldi as well as two other 6,000 square-foot retail buildings that already have leasing commitments. These two spaces are estimated to be completed by the end of the year.
BSM has also played a part in a few other local developments, including the shopping center on Thompson Lane and the Parkside development on Memorial Boulevard.
David Baker, principal broker for BSM Properties, said the company wants to bring more dependable shopping opportunities to residents in that area.
“Aldi is a valuable anchor for the development because they are great to work with, and they’re good for the neighborhood. Nearby residents really appreciate a neighborhood-focused shopping center, which is our goal for this development,” Baker said in the news release.
BSM Properties has teamed up with Steelhead Building Group, LLC, a Brentwood-based construction company, to bring the retail vision to life.
“It’s going to completely transform a previously untouched area of the city, and we hope it’ll be a catalyst for other development around it,” Steelhead Principal James Pollard said in the news release.
The project plans also include the development of four out-lots of land, which are now being discussed for lease. Phase III has the potential to look at residential and mixed-use developments, but site plans have not been set.
“We’ve done quite a bit of work in Murfreesboro, and it’s exciting to see its growth,” Baker said in a release. “We love being part of the development of this community.”